Sunday, February 11, 2007

This life's for me

Wham! Bam! my cat Splash
lies on my bed with his tongue puffed out
by drinking all my whisky.
As for me, not enough sleep, drained, persecuted,
I had to sleep in the gutter
where I had a flash
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
in four colours

Allez-oop! One morning
a darling came to my home,
a cellophane puppet with Chinese hair,
a plaster, a hangover,
drank my beer in a large rubber glass
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
like an Indian in his igloo

This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me
This life’s for me
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me

Allez-oop! The chick**, what a gas!
what a vibration!
to be sent on the door mat
filed, ruined, drained, filled
You are the King of the divan!
she says to me in passing
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
I am the King of the divan

This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me
This life’s for me
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me

Allez-oop! Don't mind, don't worry
Don't affect me
It’s not today
that the sky will fall on my head
and I'll come unstuck
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me

Allez-oop! my chick has gone away,
flew away, finally had enough, to break
the sink, the bar, leaving me alone
like a large jerk
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
I've put my foot in it

This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me
This life’s for me
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me
This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me

5 comments:

lulu said...

I LOVE this song, but I had never seen the video! Thank you!

Bill said...

Do you know the history of this song? It is the same backing track as "Jet Boy Jet Girl"

Check out the Elton Motello story with an audio clip at punk77--
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/eltonmotello.htm

There are many live versions by the Damned. This one is very Not-Safe-for-Work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXXPaEjCOus

Jet boy jet girl
Im gonna take you round the world
Jet boy Im gonna make you penetrate
Im gonna make you be a girl
Ooooohhhh
Jet boy jet girl

Bubs said...

Bill, I had no idea. Thanks--I feel so much better now having a context for Plastic Bertrand in relation to Elton Motello.

Johnny Yen said...

The Damned's cover, Jet Boy, Jet Girl has a definite homoerotic bent to it, which made it controversial, thus assuring its popularity among the punk rock crowd.

I had no idea this video existed. Some of my favorite times in my life involved damaging brain cells in the Exit and Neo with this song as a soundtrack. Thanks for the memories!

Johnny Yen said...

Okay, Bubs-- how did you make this happen?

I was going tonight to the Welles Park fieldhouse to hit the exercise bicycle, and bundled up and put my ipod shuffle on. I clicked on, and what should the first song be? Yep-- Plastic Bertrand's "Ça plane pour moi." A coincidence?

Not that it was a bad thing, of course...